East Broadway

Icon Terminates Seward Park Garage Lease 3 Years After Parking Privatization

Posted February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Three years after the parking garage privatization pitted Seward Park co-op members against the board, the operator is out. Icon/Quik Park tendered its termination over the holiday weekend, and will pull out of the garage at the end of this month. Charles H. Greenthal & Co. management circulated a letter to tenants announcing the news […]

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‘The Forward’ Ceases Print Publication After 121 Years

Posted January 18, 2019 at 5:05 am

The Forward will do so without its print edition. The 121-year-old Jewish-American publication, founded as the Yiddish language Jewish Daily Forward on the Lower East Side in 1897, suspended print operations this week and will refocus efforts toward its online verticals. As a result, forty percent of the staff was reportedly laid off, including editor-in-chief […]

Curtains for ‘12 Corners’ Coffee Shop on East Broadway

Posted January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

One of the better coffee shops on the eastern fringe of Chinatown just closed down. 12 Corners, which co-anchored the Crossroads building at Rutgers and East Broadway, fell victim this week after more than six years on the spot. The locals joint was beloved by many who lived in the area. The closure is not […]

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Outnumbered Cop Fights off Violent Homeless Men on East Broadway Subway Platform [VIDEO]

Posted December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month, a report surfaced ranking the East Broadway subway station the twelfth most dangerous in the citywide system. Here’s another example of why. Sunday evening at around 10:00pm, a lone police officer fought off a group of hostile homeless men down on the narrow subway platform. Using a billy-club for deterrence, the outnumbered […]

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Seward Park Co-op Pet Policy has Some Owners Barking Foul [GUEST]

Last modified December 20, 2018 at 5:55 pm

We received the following communique from a reader resident of the Seward Park Co-op who is upset about updates to the pet policy. The housing complex first starting allowing dogs and other animals about ten years ago. Bah Humbug. On Tuesday, the Seward Park Cooperative updated their new pet policy. They shoved a piece of coal […]

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These are the Top Checkouts at NYPL Branches on the Lower East Side

Posted December 18, 2018 at 5:07 am

The New York Public Library has just released every bookworm’s favorite year-end list: 2018’s top checkouts systemwide, by borough, by branch, and by genre. This year’s overall victor of the city library stacks was none other than Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. But Lower East Side branches opted for another bestseller. Seward Park and Mulberry […]

Report: LES Subway Stations Appear on 25 Most Dangerous List

Posted December 3, 2018 at 5:05 am

Two of the city’s most dangerous subway stations are located on the Lower East Side, according to a recent study based on open records data. Auto Insurance Center (of all places) analyzed crime statistics from 2017 using the city’s Open Data module, and assembled a list of the most dangerous subway stations. The data points […]

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Modular Housing at 201 East Broadway is Above Ground

Posted October 26, 2018 at 5:06 am

Over a year after groundbreak, the new 201 East Broadway is coming into focus. The foundation and first floors are in place, as is a glitzy rendering of the incoming modular apartment complex. Plans call for seven stories stacked with a payload of ten apartments. Current progress is almost two stories. Each pre-fab condo unit […]

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‘Aeon’ Basement Bookshop Opens on East Broadway

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

This one’s a page-turner… Today in a surprising turn of events, a new, independent bookseller just opened on East Broadway. The Aeon Bookstore debuted earlier this week here at the confluence of Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The newcomer business took the sub-level commercial space at 151 East Broadway, beneath the revived Kopitiam Malaysian […]

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‘Malt & Mold’ Folds After 6 Years on East Broadway

Posted September 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

It was an above-average run, but Malt & Mold’s Lower East Side flagship is now swimming with the fishes. The gourmet specialty shop served the neighborhood for better than six years. An announcement in the entrance of 221 East Broadway notes that this original location is closed and that customers can instead visit the Gramercy […]

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